NightDragon and Jacobs Form Strategic Alliance to Advance the Cyber, Intelligence and Digital Technology Ecosystem

The collaboration will leverage go-to-market alliances, co-investments and other joint efforts to bring the latest innovations in cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy to the commercial and government sectors

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NightDragon today announced its strategic alliance with Jacobs (NYSE:J) to advance cybersecurity and intelligence technology innovation in the interest of commercial and national security. As part of this relationship, NightDragon and Jacobs will collaborate to build, co-invest and bring to market a common cyber, intelligence and digital (CID) ecosystem to bring critical cutting-edge technologies to customers around the world.

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Today’s cybersecurity threats and national security priorities are continually evolving, requiring a new generation of business solutions that protect all five critical domains – land, sea, air, space and cyber. Together, NightDragon and Jacobs invest in solutions and technologies to create and lead the CID ecosystem focused on protecting and defending people and data.

“We have seen the nature of warfare evolve to make cybercrime the fifth battleground. By partnering with a market leader like Jacobs, we hope to better arm commercial and government defenders with technology, talent and solutions. to combat these growing threats and prepare for an increasingly digital future,” said dave dewaltFounder and CEO, NightDragon.

Both Jacobs and NightDragon have existing strongholds in the cybersecurity, safety, security, and privacy (CSSP) market. Jacobs has built a multi-billion dollar business based on technologies and services for the physical and digital worlds, including $1 billion in cyber and intelligence projects in fiscal year 2021. NightDragon, meanwhile, invests in and advises on some of the world’s most cutting-edge and advanced emerging technologies in the CSSP space, including through its growth investment fund of over $750 million recently announced.

Recognizing that government and commercial customers must harness the full power of cybersecurity, intelligence, and digital technologies to combat the growing number of cybersecurity and national security threats around the world, the NightDragon-Jacobs CID ecosystem will bring together common solutions across their business technology portfolios to address increased cybersecurity and security needs across the five critical areas. These solutions will include cybersecurity, satellites, intelligence, critical infrastructure and other essential technologies.

These efforts also dovetail nicely with the stated priorities of the White House, the Department of Defense and Congress around the importance of public-private partnership. Together, NightDragon and Jacobs can support this directive by bringing CID solutions to government and commercial customers faster than before to accelerate their risk mitigation strategies in cybersecurity and national security efforts.

“Jacobs and NightDragon recognize the value of public-private partnership as a way to bridge the gap between attack and defense in cybersecurity,” said Jacobs Critical Mission Solutions, senior vice president of Cyber ​​& Intelligence. Cesar Nieves. “The formation of this alliance aligns directly with Jacobs’ new strategic growth accelerator around data and creates a foundation to deliver innovative and secure solutions and technologies across multiple domains. We welcome the opportunity to work together to bring innovation to a cyber, smart and digital innovation ecosystem that benefits governments and commercial customers for many years to come.”

NightDragon and Jacobs already work together at six NightDragon portfolio companies in a wide range of capacities, including co-investment, distribution deals and strategic program engagements. At the heart of this engagement strategy are NightDragon’s portfolio companies such as HawkEye 360, Interos, and NetAbstraction. Technologies are carefully selected based on their integrated and complementary integration within the ecosystem to meet the larger goal of securing all five domains and building a self-sustaining CID ecosystem.

“We deeply value our alliances with NightDragon and Jacobs and are proud to work alongside them to advance our capabilities to serve critical business interests and national security missions. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with our valued investors and partners to provide cyber, intelligence and a digital ecosystem of solutions that can benefit organizations around the world,” said John SerafiniCEO of HawkEye 360.

About Night Dragon
NightDragon is an investment and advisory firm focused on growth and late-stage investments in the cybersecurity, safety, security and privacy industries. Its platform and extensive industry network provide unparalleled threat intelligence, deal flow, market leverage and operational expertise to drive portfolio company growth and increase shareholder value. The NightDragon team has over 25 years of operational and business expertise and was founded by dave dewalt and Ken González, who have held leadership positions at technology companies such as Documentum, EMC, Siebel Systems (Oracle), McAfee, Mandiant, Avast, and FireEye. Learn more about NightDragon at www.nightdragon.com.

About Jacob
At Jacobs, we strive today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, critical outcomes, operational advancements, scientific discovery and advanced manufacturing, transforming ideas abstracts into world-transforming realities. for real. With $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 55,000 people, Jacobs provides a full range of professional services, including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery services for the public and private sector. Visit jacobs.com and connect with Jacobs on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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